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Dinosaur
(2000)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Co-Produced by:

Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Orchestrated by:
Brad Dechter
Jeff Atmajian

Co-Produced by:
Jim Weidman
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Walt Disney Records
(May 5th, 2000)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release. A blister pack version was also available.
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Buy it... if you regularly enjoy dynamic and entertaining animation scores that paint with as many vibrant colors as the films' visuals.

Avoid it... if you require more than an obvious rearrangement of styles and themes from Hans Zimmer's The Lion King and Jerry Goldsmith's The Ghost and the Darkness.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #237
WRITTEN 5/6/00, REVISED 6/22/08
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Dinosaur: (James Newton Howard) After an amazing run starting in 1989 with The Little Mermaid, Walt Disney Pictures ended its streak of dominance over animated musicals in 1999 with Tarzan. When the studio offered Dinosaur in 2000 without a single song in its ranks, a new era had begun. The studio eventually returned to the musical in subsequent years, but the waters were muddied for Disney by superior efforts by other studios. The story of Dinosaur is unimpressive, basically taking elements from both Tarzan and The Land Before Time and showing a mismatched group of dinosaurs forced on a journey to find a new home when a meteor destroys theirs. The animation caused a stir with its remarkable, life-like detail, largely obscuring the fact that the story was flimsy and predictable. Another element of intrigue involving Dinosaur resulted when James Newton Howard was hired to provide the score-only soundtrack for the film. He had relatively little experience in the genre and had made a name for himself with 1990's action and suspense films, along with a few ridiculous comedies along the way. Dinosaur marked the beginning of a fruitful three-film contract between Howard and Disney, lasting from 2000 through 2002 and following this debut with Atlantis and Treasure Island. Although the animated film scores ended there for the composer, you still hear snippets of all three scores consistently used years later in advertisements for the American Disney theme parks. The score for Dinosaur was received very well by both film and score critics at the time, heralded as a return to 1980's animation, when strong orchestral soundtracks absent obnoxious songs were a normal event.

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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 51:45
• 1. Inner Sanctum/The Nesting Grounds (2:57)
• 2. The Egg Travels (2:43)
• 3. Aladar & Neera (3:28)
• 4. The Courtship (4:12)
• 5. The End of Our Island (4:00)
• 6. They're All Gone (2:08)
• 7. Raptors/Stand Together (5:37)
• 8. Across the Desert (2:24)
• 9. Finding Water (4:13)
• 10. The Cave (3:40)
• 11. The Carnotaur Attack (3:52)
• 12. Neera Rescues the Orphans (1:12)
• 13. Breakout (2:43)
• 14. It Comes with a Pool (3:01)
• 15. Kron & Aladar Fight (2:57)
• 16. Epilogue (2:32)

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The insert contains extensive credits and a fold-out poster, but no extra information about the score or film.
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